HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHTS RETURNS SUNDAY JULY 28TH

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions presents the eighth installment of their acclaimed ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series at the legendary AVALON on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The eight-bout event is headlined by a ten-round clash between Fast Rising Star and Super Welterweight Knockout Artist, Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (14-0-0, 14 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA and Mexican Warrior Fernando ‘El Cacho’ Marin, (16-3-3, 12 KOs), of Aguascalientes, Mexico who has won his last four bouts by knockout.

“This is our eighth ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ event at the famed AVALON nightclub and our series has continued to grow with each card, “said Tom Loeffler. “Boxing fans in Southern California have been very supportive of our Sunday night events and the many rising stars featured making this the best boxing series in the Los Angeles area. As we’ve been on a run of these events selling out in advance, I strongly encourage fight fans to purchase tickets prior to fight night.”

“Serhii Bohachuk is one of the most destructive fighters I have ever witnessed and we’ll see if he can keep his perfect knockout streak alive as his competition increases against Marin,” continued Loeffler.

Trained by the renowned Abel Sanchez in Big Bear Lake, CA, the 24-year-old Bohachuk, a native of Ukraine is making his sixth appearance at ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ and is returning following his career best victory, a fifth-round knockout of former world title challenger Freddy Hernandez on May 19, 2019.

Luis Feliciano takes on Genaro “El Conde” Gamez in main event on Aug. 22

INDIO, CALIF.: A huge battle between two undefeated super lightweight prospects heads to the Coachella Valley as Luis Feliciano (12-0, 8 KOs) takes on Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-0, 6 KOs) in a 10-round main event of the Aug. 22 edition Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. The fights will be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation.

Feliciano is a 26-year-old boxer who is defined by his humility outside the ring and his dangerous killer instinct in the ring. The native of Milwaukee, Wis. has his roots Puerto Rico, where he has developed a strong following after fighting there several times since debuting as a professional in 2017. Feliciano, who is under the tutelage of the renowned trainer Ben Liraand managed by Ralph Heredia, is ready to take his career to the next level.

Gamez is a native of San Diego, Calif. who possess an explosive style that combines speed and power. Since making his debut in 2016, Gamez has maintained an unblemished record, though he has had some issues making weight in previous fights. The 24-year-old pugilist maintains that his issues are in the past, and he’ll now fight at 140 pounds. Gamez will take on toughest test of his career in a battle that will demonstrate which one of these young fighters is destined for a world title shot.

In the co-main event, Blair “Flair” Cobbs (11-0-1, 7 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada will fight against Steve “Manos de Oro” Villalobos(11-0-1, 9 KOs) of Mount Vernon, Wash. in a 10-round welterweight battle.

Kevin Ventura (10-0, 8 KOs) of Omaha, Nebraska will participate in a six-round lightweight fight against Brian Gallegos (6-1, 4 KOs) of Las Vegas.

Raul “Cougar” Curiel (6-0, 4 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico will fight Chris “Milly” Ousley (11-0, 9 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois in a six-round super welterweight bout between two Golden Boy prospects.

Richard “Kansas Kid” Acevedo (5-0, 5 KOs) of Garden City, Kansas will participate in a six-round super welterweight fight.

Anthony Garnica (3-0, 2 KOs) of Oakland, Calif. will fight in a four-round super bantamweight clash.

Opponents for the undercard will be announced shortly.

Warriors Boxing and Ural Promotions Sign Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez

Warriors Boxing of South Florida and Russia-based Ural Promotions proudly announce the signing of highly coveted blue-chip light heavyweight prospect Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez of Cuba to a long-term promotional contract.

21-year-old Morrell Gutierrez is a fighter considered by many a Vasyl Lomachenko-level talent and one of the most promising fighters to ever come out of Cuba. Among his many amateur distinctions, he was a 2017 Cuban National Champion, a 2016 AIBA World Youth Champion in St. Petersburg, Russia, named “Best Boxer of the Tournament” and a 2018 India Open International Boxing Tournament in New Delhi, India.

Morrell Gutierrez finished his amateur career with an astounding record of 130-2, having only lost to his legendary countryman and Olympic gold medalist, Julio César la Cruz, in a fight many had him winning and to Canada’s Harvey David O’Reilly in Canada, a loss which he later avenged.

Legendary boxing manager/promoter and now Warriors Boxing Chief Operating Officer, Luis DeCubas can’t heap enough praise on the young phenom.

“Most people that know Cuban boxing think this is the best kid to ever come out Cuba. I really believe he will take over the super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions,” said DeCubas. “This is a great signing and I’m very proud to be involved with him and Ural Promotions on this.”

DeCubas, who has worked with many of the greatest fighters of the last 30 years, says Morrell Gutierrez is on another level.

“He’s special. He’s like a Lomachenko with power. He has perfect timing and great footwork and he can crack. Bob Arum thought enough of Lomachenko to put him in a world title fight in his second fight. This guy is the same thing. Five fights and he can be in with a top-10 guy. He’s like a Sugar Ray Robinson type of fighter and a nice-looking kid on top of it. He is going to be a star of the highest order in boxing.”

Morrell Gutierrez arrived yesterday in Miami and is going to live and train there for his professional debut, which will probably be some time in August.

“I am now signed with the team I needed to become a world champion from Cuba,” said Morrell Gutierrez. “I have been dreaming of coming to the United States to become world champion since I started boxing. I am very honored, and I will make all of Cuba proud of my accomplishments.”

Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules said Morrell Gutierrez won’t need long to make his mark in boxing.

“This is the kind of fighter who comes along once in a generation. You don’t go 130-2 as an amateur in Cuba unless you are an extraordinary talent. We are going to help Osvary become a superstar in the sport in quick fashion. He’s not going to need the kind of warm-up fights that other prospects do. He’s already one of the best fighters in his division and he’s only going to get better and stronger as he matures. It’s exciting to be involved in this from his very first fight.”

Teofimo Lopez: “Nobody is Going to Stand in My Way”

OXON HILL, Md.: Teofimo Lopez is on the fast track to a world title shot. Standing in his way is a fellow unbeaten fighter, Masayoshi Nakatani, the longtime OBPF lightweight king who represents the stiffest test of Lopez’s young career.

Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) and Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs) will meet Friday at MGM National Harbor in an IBF world title eliminator, with the winner assured a shot at world champion Richard Commey later this year. The stakes are high, and Lopez, who has never gone past seven rounds as a pro, might have to go significant professional rounds for the first time. The consensus 2018 Prospect of the Year, Lopez has knocked out his last five opponents, most recently stopping Edis Tatli in five rounds April 20 on the Terence Crawford-Amir Khan pay-per-view undercard.

Lopez-Nakatani and the IBF junior welterweight world title eliminator between unbeatens Maxim Dadashev and Subriel Matias will stream live on ESPN+ — the industry-leading sports streaming service — starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The middleweight clash between Esquiva Falcao and Jesus Antonio Gutierrez will be the featured bout on the undercard stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. 

Two days before his first main event as a pro, at a media workout at Old School Boxing, this is what Lopez had to say.

On Friday’s fight

“I see myself as a performer in the ring, and I am coming to the MGM National Harbor to put on a show. I have respect for Nakatani because he is undefeated like me, but nobody is going to stand in my way.”

On the future

“This is what my father and I have worked for since I started training as a young kid. He envisioned this type of success for me, and here we are, headlining a card on ESPN+ one win away from a world title shot.”

“We all know what is at stake on Friday. But if you think too far ahead, you get careless. Nakatani is my only concern right now. After Friday night, we can talk about the future. Nakatani has been fighting 12-rounders since before I turned pro, so he has a lot of valuable experience. I believe my talent will outweigh his experience.”

“I say this before all of my fights — I go in there to take over the show. I’m a main event fighter now, and that won’t change. When people watch me fight, they put down their phones because they don’t want to miss anything. For the boxing fans living in the Northeast, come down and watch me fight. And if you can’t make it down, check out the best show of the weekend on ESPN+.”

On his role as an entertainer

“I do all of that stuff — the backflips and the Fortnite celebrations — because I want to entertain. I want people to remember my name. I’m a fighter, but I am also an entertainer. That’s been lost in today’s game. I’m unique in the sport of boxing.”

On his recent weight struggles

“The weight is not an issue. I’ve been working with a new nutrition team, Perfecting Athletes, and they have made all the difference. I’ll be able to make lightweight for a few more fights.”

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Robeisy Ramirez to Make Pro Debut August 10

PHILADELPHIA: Robeisy Ramirez, one of the greatest Cuban amateur boxers ever, has a date for his long-awaited professional debut. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will take on an opponent to be named in a featherweight contest Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s featherweight battle against Emmanuel Dominguez.

The Ramirez fight will stream live as part of the undercard broadcast on ESPN+ — the industry-leading sports streaming service — beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing and Queensberry Promotions, tickets priced at $100, $55 and $35 (not including applicable fees) are on sale now and can be purchased at the Liacouras Center Box Office and www.liacourascenter.com, or by calling Peltz Boxing at 215-765-0922.

“I started boxing when I was 10 years old,” Ramirez said. “After winning two Olympic gold medals, I knew I wanted to join the world of professional boxing. I hope I can achieve the same success professionally that I did as an amateur, and I believe that Top Rank will provide me with the path to fulfill my dreams.
“I am 25 years old with a lot of experience fighting the best fighters in the world. This is the first step on my journey to a professional world title.”

Ramirez, from Cienfuegos, Cuba, won the second of his gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, edging current promotional stablemate Shakur Stevenson in the final. He made history at the 2012 London Olympics when, at the age of 18, he became the youngest men’s Olympic boxing champion in 32 years. Ramirez defected from Cuba last year while at training camp in Mexico and is ready to bring his amateur pedigree to the paid ranks.

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GOLDEN BOY POSTPONES CANELO FIGHT

LOS ANGELES: Golden Boy and Canelo Alvarez have made the strategic decision to postpone their typical September fight. The decision was made in an effort to secure the right opponent and to do justice to the level of promotion required for a boxing star of his magnitude. Though Canelo typically fights in May and September, it is not without precedent to fight later in the year as Canelo did fight in December of 2018 in Madison Square Garden. Canelo’s next fight will now take place later in 2019.

“As a Mexican, it’s a responsibility and an honor to represent my country in both May and September,” said Canelo Alvarez. “Those are my dates. However, as a world champion in multiple weight classes, I also have the responsibility of delivering the most exciting and competitive fights possible. That’s why Golden Boy and my team have decided to postpone the date in order to do right by my fans by promoting the best fight possible and with the best opponent possible.”

FIGHTNIGHT LIVE CELEBRATES 40TH FRANCHISE SHOW IN ATLANTIC CITY ON SATURDAY

NEW YORK: Heading toward eight million series views, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast takes a mid-summer trip down to the Jersey Shore on Saturday, July 20, to highlight world-rated junior middleweight Thomas LaManna, WBO Youth Champion Nikita Miroshnichenko and other Rising Stars. Beginning at 7 p.m. E.T. from the new Carousel Room at The Showboat in Atlantic City, the fan-friendly, FREE Facebook platform will feature a seven-bout card as the series celebrates its 40th live show.

“It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached our 40th FIGHTNIGHT LIVE, but there’s no place we’d rather celebrate than on the Boardwalk in the Historic Fight Capital of Atlantic City,” said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media. “The LaManna Family is part of our family – they’ve kept Atlantic City boxing alive during a lean period and we’re pleased to be able to showcase Thomas ‘Cornflake’ LaManna’s next test as he continues down a path toward bigger things. We met Nikita Miroshnichenko when he first started training at Gleason’s in Brooklyn. The young champ is one of six undefeated warriors on the card, and shining a light on the skills of up-and-comers has been what we’re all about since our series began.”

The 27 year-old LaManna (27-2-1, 9 KOs) of Millville, N.J., is ranked No. 12 by the WBA and No. 13 by the WBO. The former New Jersey State and WBC Fecarbox Welterweight Champion faces the hard-hitting Carlos Garcia Hernandez (15-21-1, 12 KOs) of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, who owns big wins over undefeated Jeffrey Acevedo (8-0), Manny Woods (13-3-1), a first-round stoppage over contender Patrick Day (11-1-1) and a second-round stoppage over undefeated Travis Castellon (16-0-1). Hernandez has faced a staggering 17 undefeated opponents, including world champions Jermell and Jermall Charlo plus world title challenger Yordenis Ugas.

“I’m just happy to be in the ring after a long eight months of let-downs. I never look at an opponent’s record and write it off,” said LaManna, whose eight-round junior middleweight main event marks his 21st contest in Atlantic City and the third time he headlines at The Showboat. “Carlos is a very tough fighter who’s scored some major upsets in the past, but I feel my experience and the level I’m on mentally will win the fight.”

Miroshnichenko (10-0, 3 KOs), originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, leads a crop of undefeated prospects into the ring on Saturday; a group which includes Ry’Shine Collins (2-0, 2 KOs) and Josue Rosa (2-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia, Zach Dubnoff (2-0, 2 KOs) of Little Falls, N.J., heavyweight punisher Sahret Delgado (7-0, 7 KOs) of Puerto Rico and Robert Terry (3-0) of Jersey City.

Now in its second season, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast is the fan-friendly Facebook platform that – among other aspects – prides itself on the real-time conversations held between fight commentators and the viewing audience. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE has showcased more than 635 fighters and 19 promotions during 39 live event broadcasts from 21 different cities since May 2017, and in doing so, the interactive platform has generated the loyal interest of fight fans from across the United States and around the globe, including significant audiences in Mexico, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, and even fans in South America, Asia, and Australia.